My yoga journey
From personal practice to teacher…
I first found yoga in 1999, just before the start of the new millennium. I loved how enriched I felt after each class; how relaxed my body felt. As a physical exercise it gave me so much more than the other forms of exercise I'd routinely practised. I knew I wanted more. Soon, I was delving into the history and philosophy of yoga and was pleased to discover a whole world open up.
A good friend Introduced me to Andréa, my first kundalini yoga teacher. Its deep spirituality and use of mantra and mudra, pranayam and meditation took my practice, and my love of yoga, to the next level.
Over the years I've practiced hatha, yin, vinyasa, restorative, anyurasana and acroyoga and although Kundalini yoga remains my practise of choice, all forms of yoga offer countless benefits to the willing student. My journey as a yoga teacher began with a teacher training certificate in Kundalini Yoga (200hr). This was followed up with a second in Classical Hatha/Vinyasa
(200hr). As a teacher I follow the traditions of Swami Sivananda, Swami Vishnudevananda
and Yogi Bhajan. I am also a Menopause Yoga teacher, accredited by the British Wheel of Yoga and Yoga Alliance Professionals. As a student I am on a lifelong exploration of all of the many facets of this ancient practice.
Why Ife Yoga?
Ife is a West African name, from the Yoruba tradition. As a black woman living in the diaspora, it connects me to my original West African heritage, but it also reflects how I feel about the practice of yoga because Ife simply means 'love'.